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Despite the millions Premier League footballers get they have to pay a hefty amount back every year to the tax man.

The highest paid footballer last season was Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo who gets paid £510,000 a week which is just over £26.5m a year which means he has to pay £12.7m back in tax, however Ronaldo has big sponsors such as Nike and other products he is tied with which will help boost his finances.

The EPL weekly wage rankings are:

  • 1. Cristiano Ronaldo £510,000
  • 2. Kevin De Bruyn £400,000
  • 3. David De Gea £375,000
  • 4. Jadon Sancho £350,000
  • 5. Raphael Varane £340,000
  • 6. Romelu Lukaku £325,000
  • 7. Jack Grealish £300,00 and team mate Raheem Sterling
  • 9. NGolo Kante £290,000 and Paul Pogba
  • 11. Timo Warner £272,000
  • 12. John Stones £250,000 and Edinson Cavani
  • 14. Virgyl Van Dijk £220.000
  • 15. Thomas Partey £200,000, also Mohamed Salah, Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane

The lowest paid players for 2021/22 season is as follows:

Jamie Shackleton who plays for Leeds United earns just £1,500 a week and Sean Longstaff who currently plays for Newcastle earns £1000 and is ranked bottom of the earners league.

The lowest paid player who is from a big team is Caoimhin Kelleher from Liverpool who gets £5000 a week, Manchester City player Phil Foden gets £12,000 a week and on the list of earners is the lowest paid player at the club.

Manchester United players Scott McTominay and Tahith Chong are the lowest paid players earning a cool £20,000 a week!

CEO of RIFT Tax Refunds, Bradley Post, commented: 

“It’s fair to say that the Premier League’s biggest names earn more in the time it takes to tie their boot laces than many of us earn in a year. 

That said, the amount of tax they contribute is astounding, contributing huge amounts to the UK economy before you even account for the money generated by fans eagerly travelling around the country to watch them play. 

Of course, we’d be naive not to acknowledge that many, if not all of them, will employ some very savvy accountants who can help them streamline these tax bills.”